Privacy Policy

We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm and continued commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this web site. We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard.

We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us, and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our web site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, business practices, and our customers’ needs.

We believe your business is your business only. Your privacy is important to you and to us. We will protect the information you share with us. To protect your privacy we follow security principles in accordance with world wide practices for customer privacy and data protection.

We do not and will not give, sell, share, or rent your personal information, i.e., name, email address, or any other information to anyone (please see legally compelled disclosure exceptions below).

The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this web site.

What Information Do We Collect?

When you visit this web site you may provide us with two types of information:

• personal information you knowingly choose to disclose that is collected on an individual basis
• and web site use information collected on an aggregate basis as you and others browse our web site

Personal Information

We will ask you for information that personally identifies you (personal information) or allows us to contact you. Generally, this information is requested only when you join Quality Assurance Solutions E-zine or purchase one of our products. The only personal information we will request from you is*

• name
• email address

*For some product shipping, we may need a shipping address.

We use your personal information for these primary purposes:

  • to provide you with access to the download area
  • to make the site easier for you to use by not having to enter information more than once
  • to help you quickly find software, services, or information
  • to help us create content most relevant to you
  • to alert you to product upgrades, special offers, updated information, support and other services
  • to provide email on Quality Assurance Solutions E-zine
  • to deliver digital products
  • To run and operate our site.
  • To display content on the site correctly.
  • To improve customer service.
  • To help us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize your user experience.
  • To understand how our users as a group use the services and resources provided on our site.
  • To improve our site.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To run a promotion, contest, survey or other site feature.
  • To send information to you that you agreed to receive about topics we think will be of interest to you.
  • To send periodic emails, which may include electronic newsletters and/or autoresponder series of emails.
  • To respond to your enquiries, questions, and/or other requests.

If you choose not to register or provide personal information, you will not be able to access the free download area.

Our website may collect personally identifiable information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when you visit our site, register on the site, or fill out a form, and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our site.

If you complete a form, we will require your name and your email address, and will ask for information relevant to the purpose of the form.

If you submit content to us, we will ask for your name and email address. Photos you include with your submission, or details in your submission, may personally identify you.

If you request to be notified about comments on any content you submit to us, or request to be notified when others submit content, we will require your first name and your email address.

This site lets you share content with your friends and followers on various social media platforms.

You can always refuse to supply personally identifiable information and visit our site anonymously. However, it may prevent you from engaging in certain site-related activities.

If we make material changes in the collection of personally identifiable information, we will inform you by placing a notice on our site. We will use personal information received from you for internal purposes only and will not sell it or provide it to third parties.

We also collect each visitor's IP address, which helps us combat spam and fraud. We do not use IP addresses for any other purpose.

Our website contains links to other websites that may be of interest to you. However, once you have used them to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting such sites. These sites are not governed by this privacy statement. Always exercise caution by reviewing the privacy statement of the website in question before continuing to use it.

Web Site Use Information and Cookies

Similar to other commercial websites, our web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below, “What AreCookies?”) and web server log files to collect information about how our web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and webserver logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our web site, and the web sites visited just before and just after our web site.

Google Analytics Cookies

Our website uses Google Analytics to analyze the use of this website. Google Analytics collects demographic and interest data, and generates statistical and other information about website use, by means of cookies. These cookies are kept on your computer. We share this information with Google, which will store and use this information on its servers. Google's privacy policy is available https://policies.google.com/privacy.

Our Website uses information from Google Analytics to track the number of visits to the website, browsers and operating systems. No personally identifiable information is obtained from these cookies. We use the information that Google Analytics generates relating to our website to create reports about the use of the site. These reports allow us to update the site and improve your usage of it.

If you do not wish your data to be collected via Google Analytics, you can install its opt-out browser extension or add-on... https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

Affiliate Products and Services Cookies

Occasionally, we receive an affiliate commission for some of the [products/services] sold on our website.

The affiliate services platforms we use are [list of platforms you use -- Amazon, ShareASale, ClickBank, Commission Junction, etc.]

By clicking on a [product or service] link, you consent to that platform's use of cookies.

Refusing Cookies

You can set your browser to accept or refuse all cookies automatically, or notify you when a cookie is being requested. Taking this action should not cause a problem with the continued use of our site. Consult the Help section of your browser for guidance on how to refuse all cookies or to notify you when a cookie is requested.

If you choose to refuse our website cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of the site.

California Consumer Privacy Act Statement

Our website has not sold any personal information from visitors to the site in the past 12 months.

Credit Card Information

We do not store any credit card information on our web site or servers. In the event of unauthorized use of your credit card, you must notify your credit card provider in accordance with its reporting rules and procedures since, at no time, do we possess your credit card information. We only provide connectivity to our secure payment processors: Paypal, Clickbank, or Authorize.net.

This information may be stored on a third-party's servers.

Email Information

If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses. We provide the same protections for these electronic communications that we employ in the maintenance of information received by mail and telephone.

How Do We Use the Information That You Provide to Us?

When you join us, you provide us with your contact information, including your name and email address. We use this information to send you updates about your order, questionnaires to measure your satisfaction with our service, and announcements about new and exciting services that we offer. When you order from us, our 3rd party payment processors such as Paypal, Clickbank, or Authorize.net will ask for your credit card number and billing address. They use this information only to bill you for the product(s) you order at that time.

We occasionally hire other companies to provide limited services on our behalf, including programming, answering customer questions about products or services, sending email and processing event registration. We will only provide those companies the information they need to deliver the service, and they are prohibited from using that information for any other purpose.

Broadly speaking, we use your personal information for the following purposes:

  • administering our business activities
  • providing the products and services you requested
  • to process your payment
  • to monitor the use of our service
  •  for marketing and promotional efforts
  • to improve our content and service offerings
  • to customize our site’s content, layout, services
  • for other lawful purposes

These uses improve our site and better tailor it to meet your needs. Furthermore, such information may be shared with others on an aggregate basis. Personally identifiable information or business information will not be shared with parties except as required by law.

Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to our web site, new services, and special offers we think you will find valuable. You may unsubscribe anytime by clicking the pertinent link in the email.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites.

Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses.

How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies?

As you visit and browse our web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our website and which parts of the site are most popular.

This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our website and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Non-personally Identifiable Information

We may collect non-personally identifiable information about you whenever you interact with our site. Non-personally identifiable information may include the browser name, the type of computer and technical information about your method of connecting to our site, such as the operating system and the Internet service provider you used, and other similar information.

What About Legally Compelled Disclosure of Information?

We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so:

  • If a governmental agency, or an attorney, subpoenas your private information, or makes a formal request for discovery pursuant to any legal action, or pending legal action.
  • If our attorney requests such information relevant to a current or pending legal matter in which you are a potential or actual party or otherwise contributed in someway to the causation of the legal matter.

What About Other Web Sites Linked to Our web Site?

We are not responsible for the practices employed by web sites linked to or from our web site or the information or content contained therein. Often links to other web sites are provided solely as pointers to information on topics that may be useful to the users of our website. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our web site to another web site, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect. Your browsing and interaction on any other web site, including websites, which have a link on our web site, is subject to that web site’s own rules and policies. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding.

Your Consent

By using our web site you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Our Commitment To Data Security

Please note that your information will be stored and processed on our web servers usually located in the United States. The laws on holding personal data in the United States may be less stringent than the laws of your Country of residence or citizenship. To prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the correct use of information, we have put in place appropriate physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

We have taken strong measures to protect the security of your personal information. We take strong precautions to protect your data from loss, misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

These security measures are in place to prevent the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information that we obtain from you, but we make no assurances about our ability to prevent any such loss, misuse, to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, or alteration.

You also have a significant role in protecting your information. No one can view, share, or edit your personal information without knowing your user name and password, so do not share with others.

Choice/Opt-In/Opt-Out

This site allows visitors to unsubscribe so that they will not receive future messages. After unsubscribing we will discontinue sending the particular messages as soon as technically feasible.

Surveys & Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys, polls, or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose requested information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age level). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

A Special Note About Children

Children are not eligible to use our services unsupervised and we ask that children (under the age of 16) do not submit any personal information to us. If you are a minor, you can use this service only in conjunction with permission and guidance from your parents or guardians.

We adhere to the Children’s Privacy Act. You must be 16 years of age to join or use any of the recommended or linked sites. This site follow the guidelines, policies, and laws of the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov). We retain the right to refuse anyone membership in any of our sites. If we learn or have reason to believe that a User is underage according to the guidelines, policies and laws of the Federal Trade Commission, we will promptly revoke that User’s account and delete any personal information.

This website is directed to adults. It is not directed to children under the age of 16. We operate our site in compliance with current regulations. Anyone under the age of 16 must have a parent or guardian provide consent to use this site. We do not knowingly collect or use personally identifiable information from anyone under 16 years of age.

Acquisition or Changes in Ownership

In the event that the web site (or a substantial portion of its assets) is acquired, your information would be considered part of those assets, and may be part of those assets that are transferred.

If we sell https://www.quality-assurance-solutions.com/, the information we have obtained from you through your voluntary participation in our site may transfer to the new owner as a part of the sale so that the service provided to you may continue. In that event, you will receive notice through our website of that change in control and practices, and we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that the purchaser honors any opt-out requests you might make.

Data Storage

Personally identifiable information and non-personally identifiable information collected by this site  is stored on our host's servers. That host is SiteSell Inc., located at 1000 Saint-Jean Boulevard, Suite 702, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5P1 Canada.

Policy Modifications

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. If/when changes are made to this privacy policy, we will email users who have given us permission to do so. We will post any changes here, so be sure to check back periodically. However, please be assured that if the Privacy Policy changes in the future, we will not use the personal information you have submitted to us under this Privacy Policy in a manner that is materially inconsistent with this Privacy Policy, without your prior consent.

Electronic Product Registration

When you purchase and install a new product, we automatically register your purchase electronically. You may receive additional emails to provide product support, update information, beneficial product information, and download bonuses. You can unsubscribe at any time.

How You Can Correct or Remove Information

We provide this privacy policy as a statement to you of our commitment to protect your personally identifiable information. If you have submitted personally identifiable information through our website and would like to download and review that information, please contact us at the below link.

Contact Us

Please contact us if you should have any questions, comments or concerns about this privacy policy.

Jurisdiction

This web site (excluding linked sites) is controlled by Quality Assurance Solutions, from its offices within the state of California, United States of America. By accessing this web site, you and Quality Assurance Solutions. agree that the statutes and laws of the state of California, without regard to the conflicts of laws principles thereof, will apply to all matters relating to the use of this web site. Those who choose to access this site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with local laws, if and to the extent local laws are applicable.


Quality Assurance Solutions
Robert Broughton
(805) 419-3344
USA
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